Good afternoon! We have been emphasizing heat safety the past several days because this week could be the hottest we see all year long. This graphic is from the NWS highlighting important heat safety tips to follow.
As we work into Thursday, the heat will continue. The major cities around the Volunteer State will find the mid to upper 90s with Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis all expected to be at 97 degrees. This doesn't account for what the feel-like temps will be (100s).
With high pressure locking in hot and dry temperatures, don't expect much in the way of rainfall today or tomorrow. By Friday we could see a few isolated showers/storms trickle in from the north but most should stay on the dry side. Unfortunately, that means we'll see dew points and that muggy week increase. This will lead to feel-like temps up to 110 for some. It is important to drink water, stay cool, and react to any signs of heat-related illnesses.
We will see some cooler (yet muggy) temperatures into the weekend with highs to be in the 80s for most. That trend of near norm temps will continue into early next week as well.
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